Not your typical author’s photo

Old Route on Rooster Comb

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At the end of The River’s Tale, you will find a black-and-white version of this photo. It’s the author, Michael Virtanen, on the third pitch of Old Route on Rooster Comb Mountain in Keene Valley. Old Route is one of fifteen or so climbs in the Adirondacks established by the great Fritz Wiessner, mostly in the 1930s and ’40s.


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